- 08 Sep 20
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl gives us his bests, worsts, favourites, least favourites, heaven, hell and more.
Who would be the last person you would invite to your birthday party?
Who would be the first person you would invite to your birthday party?
My wife, Mary Clare.
Far away hills are green.
'Hold Back The River' - James Bay.
The Master by Colm Toibin.
Dances With Wolves.
Was Meryl Streep now Saoirse Ronan.
Finbar Furey but band is Picture This.
Most embarrassing moment of your life?
Telling a lady at the doorstep canvass that my Party in Government had looked after pensioners only to discover that she wasn’t 65.
At present, Dublin Murders.
Favourite TV personality?
Favourite item of clothing?
Blue jeans and t-shirt.
Most desirable date?
Dinner at a good Chinese with a refreshing bottle of Pinot.
Favourite method of relaxation?
Walking the fields of the family farm without a mobile phone.
If you weren’t pursuing your present career, what other career might you have chosen?
I would have liked to have studied law and might do so yet.
Witnessing the birth of each of our four children.
Witnessing the economic crash after 2008.
Your concept of heaven?
Good friends, good food and good whiskey.
Your concept of hell?
Seeing the loss of young life and being powerless to do anything about it.
What would be your dying words?
I hope I did enough.
To see each member of my family educated and settled.
Period of history you’d most like to have lived in and why?
1920s/1930s as a new independent nation was being forged.
If you weren’t a human being which animal would you have chosen to be?
If you were told that the world was ending tomorrow morning, how would you react/what would you do?
Your nominee for the world’s best-dressed person?
Sadly I don’t have a sufficient concept of fashion to answer this question.
Favourite term of abuse?
I don’t do abuse and only use parliamentary language!
Humanity’s most useful invention?
Humanity’s most useless invention?